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The International Criminal Court On Trial

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This chapter first outlines how the prevalence of internecine conflicts and gross human rights violations have led to an African pre-occupation with the question of how to build more peaceful societies after conflict and mass atrocity. It then focuses on continent's more recent efforts to stem serious international crimes. It is argued that the establishment of African Unity (AU) and its ongoing efforts to build a peace and security architecture with primary responsibility to prevent, manage and resolve African crises and conflicts are integral parts of this trend. The chapter briefly considers the main international and hybrid tribunals which preceded and, in many ways, paved the way for the creation of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC) to demonstrate the strong African role in their founding and in the emergence of an international criminal justice system.

Keywords: African Unity (AU); human rights violations; international criminal court (ICC); international criminal justice system



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